Citizen of the Year

Every year on Australia Day, Council recognises people who have made an exceptional contribution to our community.

Yvonne Giltinan and Dr Elaine Ong were announced as the 2021 Boroondara Citizens of the Year, and Aidan Dimitriadis as the Young Citizen of the Year at a ceremony on Australia Day.

We also acknowledge our citizens who have been awarded Australia Day and Queen's Birthday honours.

Volunteer of the Year

2021 Volunteer of the Year

Nominations for the 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award closed on Friday 9 October 2020.

Winners were announced on Thursday 3 December 2020 at an International Volunteer Day celebration:

  • Andrew Tynan has been named 2021 Boroondara Volunteer of the Year.
  • Susan Laird and Yvonne Giltinan were recognised as joint winners for the COVID-19: Outstanding Local Hero Award.
  • Boroondara Community Outreach has been honoured with the COVID-19: Outstanding Innovative Program Award to recognise their efforts during the pandemic.

Read about the volunteer contributions of the winners at Boroondara Volunteer of the Year Awards.

Watch the celebration below.

2020 Volunteer of the Year

Verna Woods was announced as the 2020 Volunteer of the Year at Boroondara's 2019 International Volunteers Day celebration.

More information

For more information, contact the Boroondara Volunteer Resource Centre on 9278 4550.

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